The proverbial Pandora’s Box has been opened by the decision of the Supreme Court to redefine marriage between same-sex couples. Justice Samuel Alito, in his dissent warned, “If a bare majority of justices (5-4) can invent a new right and impose that right on the rest of the country, there will be no limit on what future majorities will be able to dounless cultural influences will not tolerate it.”
The Supreme Court’s decision on homosexual marriage can become the bullet to destroy our religious liberty in America! This is a clear case of government telling Christians what to do regardless of their religious beliefs. The Obama Administration, for the last 7 years, has been the most hostile force to religious liberty than any other administration in the last 240 years of American history! Truly, Satan’s number one agent in the White House is succeeding in destroying Judeo-Christian values. We need to pray that this fool (Greek word Mo-res-- which means morally worthless) who believes that he can destroy Christianity will be brought under control in accordance to God’s will. “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes” (Prov. 12:15).
Before the Supreme Court’s decision, the Obama administration made it clear that the Federal government’s definition of sexual tolerance would supplant religious views protected by the First Amendment. He ordered the Justice Department to stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the Federal courts. This action caused the Supreme Court to strike down parts of DOMA in 2013. He then undermined the 30 states that had statutory bans on same-sex marriage by expanding legal protection to all same-sex couples in those states.
The way to close Pandora’s Box is that the 30 states that support traditional marriage need to vote for a new president and members of Congress who also support Judeo-Christian values.
It is high time that Christians re-engage in our civil responsibility as voters and assert our Constitutional rights. We need to be like the Apostle Paul who insisted on his rights as a Roman citizen against an anti-Christian political establishment much like the Obama administration! Paul claimed his legal rights by saying, “Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman?” (Acts 22:25) It was unlawful to beat a Roman citizen, especially if they had not been charged with a crime. As Christians, we need to be bold in asserting our Constitutional rights. Article IV clearly says, “U.S. shall guarantee
to every state a republican form of government,” which simply means that voters elect leaders to make public policies and laws in the legislative branch only. Then voters need to hold these legislators accountable.
In the upcoming presidential and congressional elections, voters need to ask hard questions, “Will you defend our First Amendment rights?” To those seeking office in government, we need to ask, “Will you support the First Amendment Defense Act that prohibits the Federal government from penalizing individuals for their religious beliefs?”
As Christians we need to assert our rights under our Constitution. The courts have absolutely no power to make or change law. The judiciary is clearly out-of-control and have imposed their moral views about sexual deviancy on our entire nation.
In the last presidential election, 16 million Christians didn’t vote. Now is the time to take our stand and vote for what is right and for Christian values. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Prov. 14:34). The righteous cannot rule unless Christians help to elect them.